Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER tonight, Ultr tonlffhtl fair and 98 DAYS Wlnont Pool Xubllnt Full Leaied Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 127 W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 17, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES County Tax Levy Boosted Taber Raps Truman Flood Control Plan 'Scatterfire and Poorly Congressman Says Br William F. Arbagant Tru- request for now to launch a ten-year flood control and river development Negro Who Won Car Will Get It, Kiwanis Officials Say program bumped into stern and powerful opposition today. "It is a scattcrflre and poorly- conceived Chairman Taber (R.-N.Y.) of the House appropria- tions committee which must pass on the request, told reporters. "There Is no possibility of ICK- l.ilation this added Chairman Dondero Mich.) of tho House public works committee, which has Juris- diction ovtr river programs up to the point where the appropriations John committee takes over. With that opposition to start with and Congress In its waning days even the most optimistic backers of the President's plan privately gave up hope for action this year. Explains Need In a special message to Congress yesterday, Mr. Truman said the re- cent devastating floods in tho Mis- souri and Mississippi valleys make it imperative that something be done quickly. Accordingly, he said ho would send to the lawmakers "promptly" a formal request for the to start the work. That money augment a sum of between and being considered by Senate-House confer- ence committees trying to com- promise differences in ponding ap- propriation bills. President called flood control Ahoskle, N. C. A young Negro veteran who gained'national attention when this town's Klwanls club refused to give him a new Cadillac he had won in a raffle awaited delivery, of another car today while the club itself .faced possible disciplinary action from Its International officials. Club officials said the new car, also a Cadillac, would be delivered to Harvey Jones "shortly." They acted as Dr. Charles W. Armstrong, of Salisbury, N. C., president of Klwanls International, being deluged with telephone calls and telegrams from all parts of tho nation, protesting the club's failure to give Jones the car on the grounds that Negroes were bar- red from the festival-dance at which the drawing was held last Friday. Armstrong termed the club's ac- tion "a very serious mistake" and said that the board of directors of the international service club would consider the matter at its August 8-10 meeting in Chicago. He explained that the Interna- tional's authority is mostly advisory but added that it has revoked char- ters for various reasons, none of them disciplinary, In the past. Meanwhile, tho peaceful routine of life was broken abruptly for the young Negro who started the day yesterday fishing at a stream near his small, backwoods home In this A.P. WIrophotn to The Republican-Herald northeastern North glnla borderline community. Reporters flocked to his tiny farm to tell him that the club had re- considered its decision and woulc award him another car. "I am sure glad they decided to give me he add- ing that he would take "cash If possible" instead of the car. Election to Be Probed By Francis J. Kelly Washing-ton The Senate rules committee launched a full- scale Investigation today problem" er development. Saying more than half of the total authorized is directly or close- ly related to flood control, Mr. Tru- man added: "Let us through charges of fraud n last fall's elec- Jon of Senator, Kllgore, West Vir- ginia Democrat. Simultaneously, Senator Kem Mo.) insisted that the Senate 'itself pass on his reso- lution for a com-, into the next ten yews accelerate our program and put this money to work, together with such additional moneys as may be required and as our economy from year to year shall permit. In that way we shall save ourselves untold billions and pave the way for the wealth production that sure- ly will flow from tho Integrated development of our valleys." of Differ For a starter, the President said he wants for the army engineer projects, most of them flood control; for reclamation projects, and for soil con- servation work. Senator Ovcrton (D.-La.) called Mr. Truman's message "one of the greatest" ever delivered by a Presi- dent. And Senator Rovercomb said that as a member of the public works committee in that chamber he "wholeheartedly" endorses the plan. Virainia Hoover to Head O st Commission on Reorganization Washington Speaker Martin Wednesday announced appointment of former Presi- dent Herbert Hoover as mem- ber of a special commission to study the' executive branch of the f overnment with a view to reorfanisinr it. Hover is slated to head 12 -member commission to be set np under a congressional act. Greek Rebels Pull Back Mountains Government Eyes Developments on Albanian Frontier By L. 8. Chakalei Athens Military circles expressed belief today that survivors of the the government said, invaded Greece from Albania with- drawn successfully eastward toward the towering Mt. Grnmmos ranger near the frontier. Only scattered minor clashes were reported in the Mt. .Otamila area. The rebels' retreat was noted yes- terday when. Greek army units attacked north of loannlna, but failed to .contact the main force. Military informants said they be- lieved the insurgents were trying to reach" their comrades on Mt. Gmmmos, where national forces wei-e harrying another group of The larger party failed in an attempt to capture loannina, capital of Eplrua. Greek trooops watched closely for developments along the Yugoslav and Albanian borders from Fiorina to KonJtsa, an area pregnant with possibilities of new eruptions of border battle. Bed Government Despite their apparent reversal, the guerrilla chieftain, Markos Vi- fiades was reported in the com- munist-dominated newspaper Elef- n Killed, 3 Hurt in ,000 Blaze in Oakland thoria Ellada to have Issued a proclamation over, a guerrilla radio asserting it was absolutely necessary to create an independent, com- munist government in what he In An .Atomic-Like, Wast a roof "blows" In a six-alarm fire that swept a half-block in Oakland last night, One fireman waa killed and three others injured. The damage was estimated at (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) termed the "free regions.' The purported broadcast was VIOVA fHa -DaSCn Falls in Burning Building When Roof Collapses Oakland, Calif. One fire- man was killed and three others injured early today in a blaze that swept a half-block in West Oak- land's warehouse area before being brought under control. Marshall's Plea SavcrMost'if- Foreign Aid Fund what he has ed the justice de- partment's fail- ure to conduct a; full investigation' M of alleged Washington An llth hour plea by Secretary of States George Marshall was reported today to have rescued almost the entire foreign aid. program from the economy knife poised over it by the House appropriations commit- However, both Taber and Rep- resentative Kngcl chair- man of the appropriations subcom- mittee which handles river develop- ment funds, said Mr, Truman's program overlooks what they called the necessity for concentrating work on major projects. Bevin Defends Claim on U. S. Sec- retary Ernest Bevln declared today it was "rlpht and proper" for Eu- rope to make a claim upon Ameri- can productive genius to aid in the larltles In the August, IMS, Kansas City primary. The rules committee voted unan- imously last night for the West Virginia probe. It involves the re- election of Kilgore, whose official margin over Tom Re- publican nominee, was votes out of a total of more than Kilgore's aides said he .had no immediate comment. Charge Vote Fraud The committee declared "it ap- pears from preliminary investiga- tion that vote frauds, election ir- regularities, and the purchase of votes were prevalent" in the West Virginia election. A subcommittee headed by Sen- ator Jenner (R.-Ind.) recommend- ed tho general Inquiry after a spot check In two counties. Eight staff members already are in West Virginia and Jenner said eight more will bo sent there for "a general, detailed and specific" Investigation. He said ballots al- ready have been Impounded. Jenner announced that Nelson Doranian will serve as chief coun- sel in tho investigation. He re- places Jack w. Hardy. Hardy told reporters last week that votes had been bought in West Virginia for or a bottle of times both. Kansas 'City Probe The Kansas City primary which was the basis for Kezn's resolution reconstruction of economy. the continent's "Americans mndc a ffrcnt contri- bution to the war, but it is right proper that wo have a claim upon them to assist now with their Krcat production the for- eign secretary told Britain's trans- port and Kencral workers union. Bevln said Secretary of State George C. Marshall, In offering aid to Europe, had sold in effect: "See what you can do for yourselves and we will supplement what you do." "I think it is right they should supplement he added. Youth Injured When Home-Made Bomb Explodes Dudley, 34. was in poor condition as a re- sult of injuries suffered yesterday Involved the defeat of Roger Slaughter, incumbent Democratic House member from Missouri's fifth district, by Enos Axtcll. Axtell, who had President Truman's bless- ing, lost the general election to Al- bert L. Reeves, Jr., a Republican, Tho Senate Judiciary committee earlier this week pigeonholed Kern's resolution by a seven to six vote. Kem wants to discharge tho com- mittee from further consideration of the resolution and bring It before the Senate for a direct vote. Kem told his colleagues that Attorney Oencral Clark had received "volum- inous evidence of fraud and con- spiracy" but that "the only action taken was to tie the hands of the F.BJ. and to whitewash the whole incident." tee. Committee members told a re- porter that as the result of a per- sonal appeal by Marshall to Speaker Martin (R.-Mau.) and other O.O.P. leaders the group has agreed ten. totively to: 1. Approve the full asked by President Truman to carry out tho Greek-Turkish old pro- gram. 2. Grant "substantially all" of the requested for relief In liberated nations. 3. Provide the army with roost of the It has sought for relief and administrative work in occupied countries. One commit- tee member said the committee will recommend "in the neighborhood Of with the under- standing that the army can return early next year for more if needed. The entire was for use until next June 30. Congress already has approved the Greece-Turkey aid and the re- lief program for liberated nations but funds to put them into full ef- fect have yet to be appropriated. to have proclaimed that the guer- rillas were "willing" to come to an agreement .but that establishment of a free state was necessary. One of the alms of the "free state" was to "free Greece ...from intervention whose' aim is to turn Greece into the starting point for war in the s, :Tho 'guerrilla" retreat followed" I full-scale assault late yesterday by reinforced government troops, who earlier had halted the invasion thrust near the village of Negrad- hes, about 19 miles north of loan- nina. The way for the attack was paved by a heavy artillery 'bombardment of guerrilla forces in an area In- Fire Chief Manning damage would amount cluding the villages of Kato, Pedina, and Elatohori, Faleolouta and As- prangclos, scattered along the slopes of Mt. Gamila. Government Planes Greek war planes supported the attacking government forces by strafing guerrilla positions. The only serious resistance was to at least." Owners of prop- erty consumed by the flames said the loss would run much higher. Fireman Louis Cetraro, 27, was killed. Spectators said they saw him fall into a. burning building when the roof collapsed. His body was re- covered. -ware- house ,'Cbastwide 'Movers' .Com- pany, containing pounds of Dlood pashm and antique furniture valued at another ware- house containing privately owned war surplus goods, a Pacific Tele- ihone Telegraph Company ga- and one home and damaged three.other houses. Cause of the fire was not de termined. orate' 'treaty with is one without Soviet participation. Unlike her position in Germany Russia has no occupation forces in reported in Hatohari prangelos, where more and than As- 300 guerrillas were said to have been wiped out. Napoleon Zervas, minister of pub- lic order, declared in Athens that statements made by leftist prison ers indicated that two of the elgh battalions comprising the invading guerrilla forces were composed o: "foreigners." Zervas did not specify the na- tionality of the "foreigners." Gov- ernment sources previously had charged, that the force said to have struck across the Al- banian border contained elements of "an International brigade." Boy Drowns in Swimming Hole Thief River Falls, Clifford Auboy. 12, drowned in a swimming hole near his farm home, seven miles east of here. Clifford was with companions in a hole being dug for -watering cattle. His father was called from a nearby fiold where he was haying but ar- rived.too late-to save the youth. Matthews Named Envoy to Sweden Washington H. Freeman Matthews of Maryland was nomi- nated today by President Truman to be minister to Sweden. Matthews, a foreign service of- ficer, is now director of European affairs for the State department with the rank of career minister. He accompanied President Tru- man to Potsdam for (he "Big Three" meeting there and has long been a consultant on European matters. 700 Reported Lost in Sinking Near Bombay Bombay, India The coasta steamship Ramdas sank today in a monsoon storm 11 miles south of Bombay and a Bombay shipping executive said nearly 700 persons perished. C. A. Buch. general manager of the Bombay Steam Navigation Company who assisted in rescue work, said, "Not more than 15 to 20 persons have been saved." The dead included both passengers and rewmen. Survivors reported that "two tre- mendous waves" das, Buch said. capsized the Ram- The vessel, of about 400 tons, was making her dally trip to the fishing village of RewRS, 13 miles south of Bombay. Two Fatal Mishaps at Marshneld, Wis. Marshfleld, fatali- .les were counted in this community oday as the result of separate mis- mps last night. Bertls Howard, 14, drowned in he swimming pool at Northwoods county park while swimming with other youngsters. Harry A. Hagcr, 38, died today of njurles Incurred when he fell from an automobile to the city street. U.S. Hopes for Jap Peace Treaty Minus Russian Veto Clause By John M. Hirhtower. Washington Despite the widening- split between Russia and the western, allies In Europe, American officials voiced hope today that, Moscow will agree to Japanese peace treaty talks tree of any big power veto. If the Kremlin rejects the United States proposal which, it now has under consideration, thls: gov crnment will be faced with deciding .__.1 r I WorkerHtgh In Air Saves Injured Aid Detroit The quick, heroic action of an iron workman, laboring high above the ground on a down- town building was credited today with saving the life of a fellow worker whose leg was smashed by a moving steel girder. While horrified passersby in the city's financial district watched yes- erday afternoon, the swinging beam struck and mangle the leg of 32- year-old Frank Ryan, father of two ihlldren. But as the Injured man nearly toppled from the tiny three-foot square platform where he was work- ing with Alfred Flnck, his com- lanlon pulled him to safety and leld him on the platform for an igonlzing half hour until help ar- ived. Physicians at St. Mary's hospital, where Ryan was taken after first being rushed to receiving hospital, were forced to amputate the crush- d leg, but attendants reported arly today that the seriously hurt worker was "resting comfortably." Officials of a fire department Japan and controls no Japanes territory. Hence officials here con ;cnd such a separate peace with a functioning Japansee governmen could be made to work. Ask Two-Thirds Vote The American proposal for a veto free conference of 11 nations t< begin work on the Japanese treaty was announced yesterday. It is a radical departure from European peace-making procedures in two respects. In the first place the conference would make decisions by a two- thirds vote, with or without con- curring votes of the big powers. In the second place the treaty drafting would be done not alone by the great powers but by seven other nations as well, each with a primary Interest in the Japanese settlement. The countries which (Jie United States proposed for participation are the "Big Four" of the Far East Britain, China, and Rus- sia plus the Philippines, India, Australia, New Zealand, France, the Netherlands and Canada. Eventually, the American plan contemplates a full dress general peace conference to be attained by all of the 48 nations which were and technically still war with Japan. in the explosion of a home made bomb which he and three compa- nions had manufactured. Physicians said tho youth lost one finger and part of another and said it might be necessary to am- putate the left hand. They also believed the victim's vision might be Impaired. An operation was performed for the removal of metal fragments of the carbon dioxide cartridge from his stomach. The youth's companions wero not hurt. They told police the "bomb" was filled with shotgun shell powder und match tips. Austin Child Killed in Fall From Auto Austin, old Kathleen Hausteln died at St. dial hospital In Austin lost night of injuries suffered when she fell from her parents' automobile. The Infant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hausteln, fell out of the car while her father was back- Ing the machine from the garage. She suffered internal injuries. Minnesotan Drowns at Wyoming Ranch Minneapolis Stanley Mit- chell Lyman, Jr., graduate of Shat- tuck academy and a bomber pilot over Germany during the war, drowned at hs ranch near Moose, Wedensday, relatives here were' notified. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Lyman, Sr., Lake Mlnnetonka. Set for August 11 But the first stage is the 11-na- tlon .meeting, which the United tates suggested should open either n Washington or San Francisco on 19. Officials say there is no reason it should take any longer than matter, of months to draft the apancse treaty. They cite the fac that Japan has a going Government now under the control of Genera Douglas MacArthur .is Allied occu- pation commander. Hence many of the political problems raised In con- nection with Germany do arise in this case. The American aim in seeking an early start on the treaty drafting appears to be to restore Japan to a supervised peacetime basis rapid- ly as possible and to end the Allied occupation -which is being carried escue squad which lowered Ryan o the ground in a harness said "tack's deft movements in apply- ng a tourniquet to the leg were espousible for keeping the injured man conscious. Budget of Authorized Three of Four Funds Require More Cash Departmental budgets, calling for a. county tax levy about higher than for 1947, were passed by the county board of commissioners late Wednes- day afternoon. Of the county's four standard funds only one requires a decreased revenue from county taxes, and that county revenue fund less than for be- cause it will receive an exception- ally large return on Inheritance estimated For the 1947 budget the county is re- ceiving in inheritance tuxes. The other three coun- ty welfare fund, the tuberculosis sanitorium fund and the county road and bridge need as much or more tax money. In addition to boosting the tax levies for two of its standard funds, the board created two new funds by direction of a new state law and. those two funds call for a total levy of As a result the county will levy about for the 1948 budget compared with for the 1947 budget, a hike of The 1948 levy is approximate, since some of the fund requirements are stated in mills, the value of which lias not been determined. For col- lection of taxes this year the county mill was worth and a fig- ure of was used to approxi- mate the 1948 requirements. Here are the 1S48 tax require- ments as approved by the board: County revenue fund mills; compared with fire'mills for 1947. County 100; compared with for 1947. Bnena tuberculosis cani- no chance. County road and bridfe fond compared with, ten milk for 1947. County aehool lax fund 000; m. new requirement. Connty school transportation a. new ment. The five-mill boost In the levy for the county road and bridge fund was authorized for the 1948 and 1949 budgets by the last session of the legislature. The, road and bridge fund budget, as submitted by Coun- ty Highway Engineer E. P. Effertz, includes an allocation for the de- velopment of the Pleasant Valley road. In discussing- the budget. [Engineer Effertz commented, "It's not only the cost of the maintenance which has gone up, and it has gone up plenty, but our roads are wear- ing out faster now. There is much more traffic and it's faster and heavier traffic." He estimated his expenditures at: (Continued on Pare 2, Column 2) BUDGET Weather out almost entirely troops. by American Republican-Herald photo Wlnona's Queen Of The Lakes winner, June Ruehmann, of! to the Minneapolis Aquatennlal, was escorted to the railroad station by officers and members 'of the Winona Junior chamber of Commerce. Left to right are Lloyd Dellke, a trainman, Miss Ruehmann, Irving Tlngley, Vern Armstrong, Irvin Teasdale, William S, L. Chriatensen and-Carroll 8 yverson. Arms Standardizing Legislation Favored House for- eign affairs committee today ap- proved legislation calling for arms standardization and military co- operation between the countries of the Western hemisphere. The committee action limited the United States expenditure to for a flve year program. Chances of the bill's passage at this session of Congress appear slight in view of the drive for ad- journment by the end of the next week. The measure thus will prob- ably lie over for action early next year. Before stamping its approval on the bill, the committee wrote In an amendment to provide that execu- tion of the program must be con- sistent with the United "good neighbor" program. States taly to Get Cargo Vessels Washington The House commerce committee today con- sidered legislation to return to Ital in wartime seized prop erty and provide 31 ships for th Italian merchant marine. The measure, already passed by the Senate, is aimed at -holsterlnj Italy's shaky economy and helpini rebuild the Italian merchant ma- rine, since that nation depends Heavily on export-import trade. Sponsors planned to rush the bill to President Truman before Con- gress adjourns, describing it as a step in a broad foreign policy goal of stemming communist expansion. Wisconsin Farm Robbed of Manilowoe, pres- ence of a stranger standing in an adjoining field watching him load hay prompted Joseph Goedert, to make a.check to find out if every- thing was all right in his farm- house. Goedert told Deputy Sheriff John Ellermon that when he walked into the kitchen he saw a "230-pound man" ransacking drawers. Despite his bulk, the Intruder rushed past Goedert and ran away. The other man, apparently a also disappeared. Goedert said in cosh was tak- en by the burglar. The money, con- sisting of four three and one ten, had been hidden in a pile of clothes, Goedert told Ellcr- FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Local show- ers or thunderstorms early tonight, clearing late tonight; low 62. Fri- day fair and high 80. this after- noon, preceded by scattered show- ers in extreme southeast early afternoon. Fair tonight and Friday. Cooler tonight. Wisconsin Partly cloudy with scattered showers or thundcrshowers northwest half this afternoon and In cost and south portions early to- night. Friday fair, cooler Triday and Friday night and near the Minne- sota boundary tonight. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 90; minimum, 66; noon, 88; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Mtn. Pet. Chicago 80 Denver 83 Dululh 85 Los Angeles Miami New Orleans New York Washington 80 92 80 64 59 68 60 80 77 73 73 1.19 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Chance Lake City......... Reads 12 Dam 4, Dam 5, T.W....... Dam SA, T.W..... Winona 13 Dam 6, T.W. Dakota Dam 7, T.W. La Crossc 12 4.5. 5.4 3.5 4.5 5.6 5.6 7.7 3.7 5.7 .1 .1 Tributary Streams 3hippewa at Durand.. 2.4 Buffalo above Alma----2.0 Trempcaleau at Dodge. .9 3 Black at Galesvillc___2.6 .1 La Crosse at W. Salom 1.8 .1 Root at Houston 6.7 J s RIVER FORECAST (From Ilastinrx to Guttenbefr) During the next 36 iiours the slow falling tendency will continue from St. Paul to Prairie du Chicn; south- ward to dam No. 10 there will be little change. Without further heavy rains normal pool elevations will be reached by the middle or next week.